Basics Curriculum

The complete Basics Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 3 videos. If you’re a beginner, this curriculum is a great way to get a comprehensive overview of the skills and topics you’ll want to learn, regardless of what you want to ultimately focus on.

The Curriculum’s document is a complete resource for all 3 videos.

Basics Part 1

  • Daily Sketchbook
    • Art Prompts
    • Art Prof Photo Reference Collection
  • Draw Along
  • Drawing from a Mirror
  • Gesture Drawing from Life
  • Drawing Spaces on Site
  • Ideas Brainstorming
  • Thumbnail Sketches

Basics Part 2

  • Study Artworks
  • Contextualize your art
  • Study Art History
    • Art History Resources
  • Mastercopies
  • Study Contemporary Art
    • Contemporary Art Resources
    • Art Books
  • Study Composition
  • 2D Composition
  • Shapes & Sizes
  • Subject & Mood

Basics Part 3

  • Craftsmanship
    • Artist Books
    • 3D Design
  • Elements of Art
    • Value
    • Line
    • Shape
    • Texture
    • Space
    • Form
  • Color Theory
    • Complementary Colors
    • Color Schemes
    • Purple & Yellow
    • Underpainting Techniques
    • Mixing Flesh Tones
  • Critique